April 22, 2018

Just one alcoholic drink a day could shorten your life, study says

13 April 2018, 11:39 | Silvia Roy

Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5

The recommended alcohol limit in Italy and Spain is almost 50 per cent higher than in the UK

The global study, published in the Lancet journal, also found drinking more alcohol gave a greater risk of suffering a stroke, heart failure, and fatal aneurysm.

The National Health and Medical Research Council is now undertaking a revision of the Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol 2009. The Lancet study, however, found no evidence to support different guidelines for women and men.

Otago University Professor Jennie Connor, of the Department of Preventative and Health Medicine, who researches alcohol and its effects, said the study showed New Zealand's drinking guidelines should come down.

"Recommended limits in Italy, Portugal and Spain are almost 50 percent higher than this, and in the United States of America, the upper limit for men is nearly double", the researchers found.

The limit for women is 11 standard drinks (110 grams of pure alcohol) - also with at least two to three alcohol-free days.

Trump convenes task force to study finances of the U.S. post office
The taskforce will research the postoffice's difficulties, " the White House claimed in a statement. In a series of Twitter messages, President Donald Trump has accused Amazon of draining the U.S.

Although it concluded that alcohol did lower the risk of non-fatal heart attacks, it found that "on balance" there were no health benefits from drinking.

Updated advice from the UK's chief medical officer said it is safest for men and women not to drink more than 14 units a week - equal to six pints of beer or six glasses of wine. In one of the largest worldwide alcohol consumption studies, the researchers noted that taking over six glasses of wine or six cans of beer per week can reduce years of life.

Limits in Italy, Portugal and Spain are about 50 per cent higher than in Britain, where the threshold for safe drinking was recently lowered to 112g.

"These recommended drinking levels will no doubt be described as implausible and impracticable by the alcohol industry and other opponents of public health warnings on alcohol".

Several Australian studies were part of this collaboration, contributing to the research and making the findings relevant to Australians.

James McAvoy and Bill Hader in Talks for IT Chapter 2!
Executive producers are Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, while Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin, and Roy Lee will be producing. In addition, Bill Skarsgard will reprise his haunting role as the demented child-killing Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

Having as little as one alcoholic drink a day could shorten your life, according to a major new study.

"This study makes it clear that alcohol leads to many other diseases which, in total, increase the risk of death". "The paper estimates a 40-year-old drinking four units a day above the guidelines has roughly two years lower life expectancy, which is around a 20th of their remaining life".

Jeremy Pearson of the British Heart Foundation, a group that partially funded the study, said in a statement that it "is a serious wake-up call for many countries".

The researchers factored in other health-related data such as the participants' age, gender, diabetes history, their socio-economic status, and whether they smoked.

"Evidence reviews on the health effects of alcohol consumption are now underway, which will help inform the recommendations in the revised guidelines", a spokesman says.

Commonwealth Games: 8 Cameroon athletes "abscond"
WIRAC manager David Jordan hosted the athletes at the venue while they were training in Warwick, saying they enjoyed their stay. Mitharval shot 7.2 and 7.6 in his last two attempts to claim his second medal in the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast .

Follow Alex on Twitter.

Other News

Trending Now

PM to inaugurate Def Expo 2018 in Chennai on Apr 12
The one protest that seems to have caught the imagination online is the giant black advertising balloon floated by the DMK. She said that the PM is afraid to rake the road and meet the people who are chanting slogans of his failures.

Arizona promises teachers 20% higher pay by 2020
Arizona ranks 43rd in the nation in terms of how much it pays its teachers, according to the National Education Association . Ducey and lawmakers will now take the weekend to look at the plan and see how it could fit into the proposed state budget.

Nerve agent victim Yulia Skripal: My life is now 'totally different'
Viktoria Skripal , Yulia's cousin and her closest living relative, expressed her concern about Yulia's fate and whereabouts. Yulia Skripal , 33, was discharged five weeks after coming into contact with the military-grade nerve agent Novichok .

Gold Coast 2018: Team Nigeria Drop In Table Despite Wrestling Medals
Cameroon's remaining two weightlifters, along with the country's basketball team, were already heading home, the team added. The 2018 Games are now underway in the Gold Coast in the Australian State of Queensland.

Filip Forsberg flashes dirty dangles in Predators' Game 1 win over Avalanche
Colorado came out with a ton of speed, notably from Sam Girard, who could play as a bigger factor if he keeps getting minutes. They led the league with 320 minor penalties and 10 misconducts and tied San Jose with the most game misconducts (four).

Getting into Hawaii's national parks will soon cost you more
A auto is stopped by a herd of bison crossing the highway in Yellowstone National Park Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON - The U.S. This is a much welcomed decision, as it means visitors' money will be going directly to the upkeep of the parks they visit.

Former Pakistani Cricketer Imran Khan's Photo as Lord Shiva Goes Viral
Chairman, Imran Khan, on Thursday said they will not let the PML-N government present budget as it only has 45 days to go. The CEC through the resolution also reiterated the demand of the PTI to merge FATA with KP at the earliest.

UP assures fair probe against MLA accused of rape
A Special Investigation Team ( SIT ), investigating the case, had submitted its report to the government Wednesday evening. Late on Wednesday night, the state government made a decision to hand over the probe to the CBI.

04:13US Senate to Review Mueller Protection Bill on Thursday
Judiciary Committee approval of a bill protecting Mueller would put greater pressure on Republican leaders in both chambers to act.

Drake calls Ninja "epic" after clutch Fortnite dub
There have to be dozens of "Hotline Bling" arm swings shared , so I wouldn't be surprised if it comes to the game. Drake responds that rapper Murda Beats is already sampling Fortnite music in his songs.